ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux and Mac released

Microsoft yesterday announced the release of ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux (Ubuntu, RedHat and SUSE) which enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from any C/C++ application on Linux.

New features:

  • BCP API Support 
    • You can use functions through the ODBC driver as described here on Linux
  • Support for user defined KeyStoreProvider for Always Encrypted
    • You can now user defined/created AE Column Master Key keystore providers. Check out code samples and more information here.
  • Ubuntu 16.10 support
    • Developed a package for Ubuntu 16.10 to ensure an apt-get install experience
  • Dependency on the platform unixODBC Driver Manager instead of the custom unixODBC-utf16 Driver Manager
    • This avoids conflicts with applications/software that depends on the platform unixODBC Driver Manager

Microsoft yesterday also released the ODBC Driver 13.1 for macOS – Preview. This release adds support for macOS El Capitan with unixODBC Driver Manager and enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse from any C/C++ application.

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